Pre-Operative and Post-Operative Instructions

Discharge Instructions for Laparoscopic surgery

You and your doctor decided on laparoscopic treatment for you. During your procedure, the doctor made small incisions in your abdomen and used surgical instruments to remove or treat the diseased tissue. Your incisions and the area around them may be sore or tender. You may also feel pain in your upper back or shoulders. This is from the gas used to enlarge your abdomen to allow your doctor to see and treat the endometriosis. This pain usually goes away within a day or two.

Here’s what you can do at home to help with your recovery.

Lab Hours

We guarantee timely and reliable lab services to our patients in the NOVA community. And we promise transparent billing, dedication to specimen accuracy and the highest standards of scientific procedures.

Lab Hours

Monday: 8am – 8pm

Tuesday: 8am – 8pm

Wednesday: 8am – 8pm

Thursday: 8am – 8pm

Friday: 8am – 8pm

Saturday: 9am – 5pm

Sunday: Closed

Office Hours

Monday: 8am – 8pm

Tuesday: 8am – 8pm

Wednesday: 8am – 8pm

Thursday: 8am – 8pm

Friday: 8am – 8pm

Saturday: 9am – 5pm

Sunday: Closed

Patient Forms

Forms can be completed online through the patient portal or you can print them from our website and bring them with you to your appointment. A patient, or his/her legal representative, may inspect and/or obtain a copy of their medical records, or have copies of medical records sent to another facility.

Annandale Ob-Gyn requires a completed and signed Authorization for Release of Health Information form before releasing any documents to anyone, including the patient. In certain cases, a patient’s physician, psychologist or social worker may also be required to approve a request made using a release form.

Annandale Ob-Gyn employs information exchange in certain situations. If you have questions about this process, please feel free to contact us directly at 703-642-7522.